Grateful Dead Live at Philadelphia Civic Arena on 1974-08-05
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AUDMC > DAT > WAV > SHN - Recorded by Jerry Moore w/ 2 AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck.
Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON. Added to etree by Noah Weiner.
- 2004-04-14 10:54:31
- AUDMC(w/ 2 AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck .Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON) > DAT > WAV > SHN
- Philadelphia, PA
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Jerry Moore
- Transferred by
- Noah Weiner
- Philadelphia Civic Arena
Subject: Philly Civic Center 8/5/74
Hmmm, you have very high standards, I disagree in complete wholeness to your opinion of this recording. This is a great AUD and a very good listen. I enjoyed it from Promise Land to US Blues.
Subject: totally listenable, enjoyable 74' aud
I definitely understand the desire to have a crisp, clear soundboard. If you are looking for the sbds from this run I can lend a hand. email@example.com
Subject: Truckin' jam
I don't think this audience recording is that bad. My ears seemed to adjust after a few minutes.
Subject: Not quite 5 stars
Unfortunately, thanks to the official chopped-up release of these shows (DP 31 which is now out of print and price gouged on eBay), the SBD recordings have been removed from the Archive, and we are left with this single AUD. Now, don't get me wrong, I love a good audience tape, even a bad one with the right levels can still bring me home.
But, honestly, this one just isn't very good, which is surprising when you consider who taped it.
Jerry Moore is a taper legend, I know, but back before the days of the taper's section and FOB, I'm sure even he got stuck in some bad seats. This tape sounds like it was recorded at some distance from the stage, and if that wasn't the case, than it must suffer from the ravages of time or something. It sounds tinny and very mono; this is strange for a Wall of Sound AUD. There is almost no instrument separation. I can't hear the nuances in Keith's wild Rhodes Piano playing that takes place during Scarlet and PITB. It just sounds harsh and displeasing. I just can't enjoy it. Sonically, there is a lot left to be desired here. Can you really say this is a good AUD? I can enjoy even some of the worst tapes recorded back in 1970, but this just doesn't cut it for me.
Regardless, I am still grateful to have access to the full show. Thanks Jerry.
5 stars for the performance
2 stars for sound quality
Subject: Best jam out of Truckin'...
5 stars for content
3 generous stars for audio
Subject: Another fantastic summer '74 show
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" August 5, 1974, at the Philadelphia Civic Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
"DP 31, Commercially Released"
Get it while you can get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.
The "Man" yanked the soundboard of this show off the Archive...bummer... It was on the IA for 4 years and then they took it off...wassupwitdat, huh?
A big thanks to Jerry Moore for recording this show and sharing it with us. He is a human being with love in his heart and thanks to Noel Weiner for putting it on etree.
The DEAD HEADS are the foundation of the whole GRATEFUL DEAD scene, the loving, caring, loyal fans. Where would the GRATEFUL DEAD be without them?
This show is 35 years old and they are still making us pay for it? GMAB...
Eat, Drink Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love, from Jerry Moore, in 1974.
PS: Damn Good Audience Recording...I am impressed.
Subject: Just Like a Time Machine.....
Subject: Sound impediments mar the second of of two very fine Philly shows
Hilites abound of course - (though nothing near the first night's transcendent Weather Report Suite, Jam and Playin) Like any other head go to the meat of the second set for highest satisfaction rates. Investigations should continue during the following tunes - Me & Bobby, China Cat and Mississippi.
However, evey reviewer must subject themselves to the manna they're offered. There's something unfulfilling here. I'm going to go and properly eat now.
Subject: Thanks Jerry(Moore)!
Subject: Not a Drag!
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